Emil Młynarski

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Emil Szymon Młynarski

Emil Szymon Młynarski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɛmil ˈʂɨmɔn mwɨˈnarskʲi]) (18 July 1870 – 5 April 1935) was a Polish conductor, violinist, composer, and pedagogue.


Młynarski was born in Kibarty (Kybartai), Russian Empire, now in Lithuania. He studied violin with Leopold Auer, and composition with Anatoly Lyadov and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was the founding conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently served as principal conductor of the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow from 1910 to 1916. He conducted the premiere of Karol Szymanowski's opera King Roger.

He composed, among other things, a symphony dedicated to his homeland (Symphony in F major, Op. 14, Polonia), and two violin concertos (1897, 1917). The latter concerto, in D major, Op. 16, has been recorded by Konstanty Kulka and Nigel Kennedy.

Emil Młynarski died in Warsaw at age 64. His daughter Aniela (Nela, Nelly) married Mieczysław Munz and later Arthur Rubinstein. He is the grandfather of John Rubinstein and the great-grandfather of Michael Weston, both American actors. He is closely related to the famous Polish poet and singer Wojciech Młynarski (1941-2017) and his daughter Agata Młynarska (born 1965), a Polish celebrity TV journalist

Among his students were Pyotr Stolyarsky (the teacher of David Oistrakh), Paul Kochanski, Alexander Zhitomirsky[1], Paul Kletzki.

Selected works[edit]

Emil Mlynarski

Sortable list of compositions categorized by genre, opus number, date of composition, titles and scoring

Genre Opus Date Polish title (Original title) English title Scoring Notes
Piano 1 Kartka z albumu Album Leaf (Feuille d'album) for piano
Piano 3 Romans Romance (Romanza) for piano
Chamber music 4 1892–1893 Trzy utwory
  1. Polonez D-dur
  2. Kołysanka słowiańska
  3. Humoreska
3 Pieces (Trois morceaux)
  1. Polonaise in D major
  2. Berceuse slave (Slavonic Cradle Song)
  3. Humoresque
for violin (or cello) and piano published 1892
Piano 5 Trzy utwory
  1. Krakowiak
  2. Nokturn
  3. Moment fugitiv
3 Pieces (Trois morceaux)
  1. Krakowiak (Danse polonaise)
  2. Nocturne
  3. Moment fugitiv
for piano
Chamber music 6 1893 Trzy utwory
  1. Rêverie
  2. Musette
  3. Souvenir
3 Pieces (Trois morceaux)
  1. Rêverie
  2. Musette
  3. Souvenir
for violin and piano
Chamber music 7 Dwa mazury
  1. G-dur
  2. A-dur
2 Mazurkas (2 Mazurs)
  1. G major
  2. A major
for violin and piano
Vocal Schlaf ein for voice and piano published 1892; words by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
Vocal Ambrosische Nacht E-dur for voice and piano
Piano before 1895 Sonata na fortepian Sonata for piano
Concertante 11 c.1897 Koncert skrzypcowy d-moll Concerto in D minor for violin and orchestra published 1899; dedicated to Leopold Auer
Stage c.1898 Ligia Ligia Opera after Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo vadis; unfinished
Stage c.1900 In vino veritas In vino veritas Opera; unfinished
Orchestral 14 1910 Symfonia F-dur "Polonia" Symphony in F major "Polonia" for orchestra published 1911
Stage 1913 Noc letnia Summer Night Opera
Vocal c.1915 Orły do lotu Fly Up, Eagles for voice and orchestra
Concertante 16 c.1916 Koncert skrzypcowy D-dur Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra
Choral c.1916 Ej chłopie polski Hey, the Polish Peasant Cantata-Ballade
Orchestral Melodie dawniejsze Old Melodies' for orchestra
Vocal Piosenka o Komendancie Song of the Commander for voice and piano
Vocal 1924 Pasterz do Zosi The Shepherd and Zosia for voice and piano words by Kazimierz Brodziński
Orchestral 1925 Fanfary uroczyste Solemn Fanfares for orchestra
Orchestral Kołysanka Lullaby for orchestra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alexander Zhitomirsky (Александер Матвеевич Житомирский) (1881-1937)

External links[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Music directors, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Zygmunt Noskowski